Monika Catanzaro photography

Welcome!

I am a fine art photographer, capturing natural/”available” light, on-location lifestyle photographs. I believe in the unique beauty of each individual, the irreplaceable transience of each moment, and I seek  to capture both, unaltered, in my work.

Birth Photojournalism, the I Am Woman project, and Portraiture including breastfeeding, maternity, babies/children/adults, and families are my photographic focus.

I love each of these moments. They teach me, and I am humbled to learn from them and to make permanent what would otherwise only exist in memories.

Blessings!

Monika

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A Birth Story Slideshow

February 7th, 2014

The Homebirth of Tristan

I had the honor of being invited into this sacred birthing space to capture an amazing home birth! This was mamma’s first baby, and she was cool, calm, and connected to that knowledge that is deep within each of us, that life-giving force: birth.

Papa was supportive and moved solely in response to his partner’s needs; so connected; an inspiration to witness.

And the finale: baby Tristan!

I am so very happy to be able to share this entire birth story with you all. Mamma is passionate about showing the beauty of home birth and preserving it as an option for families. Thank you!

 

 

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A Ford Island Birth Story

February 6th, 2014

Had the special honor of being asked to document the beautiful  home birth for this lovely family. Grandma  flew in a few days before to help where she could, and on the “birth day”, she watched the two older boys so Dad could be with Mamma through her surges.

The stillness and movement together in one event: what an amazing birth; a privilege to witness. Wanted to share just a few shots with you all. Enjoy!

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A Birth Story

November 18th, 2013

A truly awe-inspiring home birth! Mamma Andrea was powerful and vulnerable, strong and soft; papa Taylor was the epitome of support and love; and baby Tristan made it all worthwhile. Enjoy!

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Venna, Tejus, and Doma

October 7th, 2013

Had a super fun session with mamma Veena, baby Tejus, and Doma at Patapsco Valley State Park, in Maryland. Love the three generational photo shoots! Hope you all enjoy!

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Jeremy, Molly, Ravi, and Koa

September 28th, 2013

Such a fun family session with dad Jeremy, mamma Molly, and kiddos Ravi and Koa. Who knew swim classes were such perfect venues for joy and laughter?! Hope you all Enjoy!

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Tia Breastfeeding, Part II

September 20th, 2013

And here is Part II of Tia’s breastfeeding session! Awesome awesome family! Hope you all … Enjoy!

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Tia Breastfeeding, Part I

September 20th, 2013

Had an awesome time meeting Tia and her  family (though I’m a little bummed one little love slept through the whole session!) Absolutely the definition of cool, this family has so much love and real-ness surrounding them! Here’s part one of my breastfeeding session with Tia…Enjoy!

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Lisa Breastfeeding, Part II

September 15th, 2013

The final, Part II of Lisa’s Breastfeeding session! …Enjoy!

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Lisa Breastfeeding Part I

September 14th, 2013

Had such a nice time meeting Lisa and her two children! Meant as a breastfeeding session during World Breastfeeding Week 2013, we snuck in a few mama ‘n babes shots in between! Here’s Part I, Hope you all…Enjoy!

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Elisa and Nova, Part II

September 9th, 2013

And here’s the second part of my session with Elisa and Nova. Happy Monday! Hope you all Enjoy!

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